Accessibility News June 16,2012 Update

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In this Issue

*Restaurant Owners: Get Listed on Google’s First Page with an Accessible Menu
*Severely Disabled Toronto Man Has Rich Life Thanks to Home Care
*I Have No Rights??
*Alberta Man with Service Dog Says He was Told to Leave McDonald’s
*Government intervenes to allow British Police Officer Peter Threlfall Into Country
*Six Reasons Why Hiring Disabled Good for Business
*Legal Uncertainties Hamper Technology Access by Disabled People
*The Canadian Transportation Agency Launches a New Resource Tool for the Carriage of Mobility Aids

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ARTICLES:

Restaurant Owners: Get Listed on Google’s First Page with an Accessible Menu

Getting your Restaurant ranked high in a search engine will undoubtedly increase your customer base and after all, in this digital age of accessibility getting your Restaurant in the top 10 is not only good for business, you are also
complying with the AODA.

Read more at
http://www.amenu.ca/restaurant-owners-get-listed-on-googles-first-page-with-an-accessible-menu/

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Severely Disabled Toronto Man Has Rich Life Thanks to Home Care

“If we don’t take care of the most vulnerable, what hope is there for rest of us?”

Gabre West, 35, in wheelchair, enjoys a subway ride with Ryan Blakely. West has cerebral palsy, and extreme epilepsy, and he is blind. His mother has developped a routine of attendants who take him out every day to volunteer and drum and ride the subway.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/?p=2589

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I Have No Rights??

By Sandy Wilson

NO ONE WILL LISTEN.

NO LAWYER WILL ADVISE ME. NOT EVEN LEGAL AID.

NO ONE WILL ADVOCATE FOR ME.

YOU KNOW MY LABEL BUT YOU DO NOT KNOW ME AND THAT IS NOT FAIR!!!

I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO UNDERSTAND WHY IT IS THAT MY VOICE IS NOT BEING HEARD. WHY AM I NOT IMPORTANT? IS THIS BECAUSE MY MENTAL HEALTH IS IN QUESTION?

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/?p=2587

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Alberta Man with Service Dog Says He was Told to Leave McDonald’s

But owner of restaurant says man left voluntarily

An Alberta man with a permanent brain injury says a manager kicked him out of a McDonald’s restaurant on Monday because he claimed that customers were complaining about his service dog.

“Your dog stinks and everybody is writing letters to me,” John Dignard says he was told by the manager of the McDonald’s in Wetaskiwin, Alta. “I’m tired of it and I want you to leave.”

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2682

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Government intervenes to allow British Police Officer Peter Threlfall Into Country

THE Immigration Minister has ordered his department to allow British policeman Peter Threlfall and his family into Australia.

Chris Bowen’s intervention followed revelations in The Advertiser yesterday that the family had been denied visas because Mr Threlfall’s 25-year-old step-daughter, Sarah, has autism.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2678

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Six Reasons Why Hiring Disabled Good for Business

More of the disabled have a trade certificate, 11 per cent, than the regular population, nine per cent. As well, 17 per cent of adults with disabilities have a college degree or diploma, exactly the same as the general population.

Read more at
http://www.aoda.ca/?p=1834

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Legal Uncertainties Hamper Technology Access by Disabled People

A lack of case law is hampering access to information and communication technologies and both public and private sector websites for disabled people, according to a new report on from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2676

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The Canadian Transportation Agency Launches a New Resource Tool for the Carriage of Mobility Aids

The Canadian Transportation Agency today launched its new Carriage of Mobility Aids Resource Tool for air, rail and
interprovincial ferry carriers to assist travellers, travel agents and transportation service providers in the planning of and preparation for travel involving mobility aids.

Read more at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=2671

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aMENU: Accessible Restaurant Menus.
Visit the site at www.amenu.ca , Restaurant Owners visit www.amenu.ca/presentation/

In the Spotlight
*CN Tower, La Tour CN 360 Restaurant Accessible Menu
http://www.amenu.ca/360-restaurant/

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EVENTS
*Stop the ODSP Income Clawback! Public Rally June 13 Ottawa Ontario
http://www.accessibilityclassifieds.com/?p=1109
*Mad Pride Toronto 2012: A Celebration of Madness
http://www.accessibilityclassifieds.com/?p=1102
*International thought leaders on digital inclusion to converge at OCAD University
http://www.accessibilityclassifieds.com/?p=1095

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